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PAR EntreMundos

A Pedagogy of the Américas

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Edited By Jennifer Ayala, Julio Cammarota, Margarita I. Berta-Ávila, Melissa Rivera, Louie F. Rodríguez and María Elena Torre

PAR EntreMundos: A Pedagogy of the Américas challenges the standard narratives of "achievement" to think about how Latinx students can experience an education that forges new possibilities of liberation and justice. Growing Latinx student populations have led to concerns about "assimilating" them into mainstream academic frameworks. This book offers an alternative, decolonizing approach that embraces complex Latinx identities and clears a path toward resisting systems of oppression. Educating Latinx students should involve more than just helping them achieve in school but rather having them recognize their agency to transform the larger structure of education to promote justice-oriented practices. The authors offer a framework for such transformation by honoring their theoretical lineages, proposing a set of guiding principles, and sharing stories about collective social action within and outside Latinx communities. PAR EntreMundos: A Pedagogy of the Américas is a practice of liberation and freedom.

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Table of Contents

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List of Tables

List of Figures

Acknowledgements

Foreword by Sonia Nieto

Introduction

Part I: Roots & Principles of PAR EntreMundos

Chapter 1 Theoretical Lineages & Guiding Principles

Julio Cammarota, Jennifer Ayala, Melissa Rivera, Louie F. Rodríguez, Margarita Ines Berta-Ávila, and María Elena Torre

Part II: PAR EntreMundos in Action

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